Kim Dickens, left, as Madison and Cliff Curtis as Travis in a scene from Fear the Walking Dead, which premieres Sunday.
August 21, 2015 AMC's new zombie show, Fear the Walking Dead, a prequel of the channel's biggest hit, starts Sunday. TV critic Eric Deggans says it's not a clone of the original, but needs to get much livelier.
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February 5, 2015 The actor talks about his role on The Walking Dead and shares his real-life immigrant story. The hit drama returns to AMC this weekend.
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World War Z is just the latest pop-culture incarnation of the Zombie Apocalypse. Adam Frank says the zombies keep coming because they're trying to tell us something.
June 25, 2013 How did the Zombie Apocalypse become a ubiquitous all-consuming (no pun intended) meme? Adam Frank says we keep re-telling this story because it's trying to tell us something about the future. Are we listening?
So sue me! (A "zombie" who came to protest the government in Ljubljana, Slovenia, in February.)
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March 29, 2013 Being one of the living dead would be a big advantage if you're on a crime spree, one lawyer theorizes. After all, if you're not conscious, how can you be liable for your evil acts?
Jonah Lehrer attends a panel discussion in conjunction with the World Science Festival in 2008.
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March 4, 2013 Also: The best books coming out this week; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, the movie; and cakes that look like classic works of literature.
Canadian zombies dress for success. (An Occupy Vancouver "Zombie Walk" in October 2011.)
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February 14, 2013 "Canada will never become a safe haven for zombies, ever," the nation's minister of foreign affairs declared this week. It was a tongue-in-cheek moment in Parliament. Or is tongue-in-cheek the wrong analogy in this case?
OK, we're pretty sure this isn't real. (A 1012 Halloween-related festival in Georgia.)
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February 12, 2013 Stations in at least two states had their emergency broadcast systems broken into. "Bodies of the dead" were said to be rising from their graves. Funny? Dangerous? Both?
A Portland, Maine road sign is changed to a zombie warning on Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2012. It originally read "Night work 8 pm-6 am. Expect delays."
October 11, 2012 A hacker in Maine altered an electric construction sign to warn motorists about zombies. Maybe he's excited about several upcoming zombie events.
Need to lighten up your day? Invite some of these folks. (A "zombie walk" in Stockholm on Aug. 25.)
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September 19, 2012 When it comes to having fun with such serious subjects as plagues, terrorist attacks and natural disasters, zombies seem to be the go-to creatures.
May 20, 2012 You don't need to deliberate to be thoughtful, says commentator Alva Noë. In fact, it's better if you don't. We are at our most intelligent when we let the world guide us. And we can do this because we are expert at many things we take for granted.
We're researchers. May we ask you a few questions? (A "zombie" photographed on Oct. 31, 2010, in San Jose, Costa Rica.)
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May 19, 2011 Zombies seem to be a popular subject for researchers who want us to be prepared for disasters and plagues.
May 19, 2011 The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has seized on the idea of a zombie apocalypse as a way to get Americans to prepare for more likely natural disasters, ranging from floods to earthquakes.
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April 28, 2010 A new ad for Internet monitoring software from Spector Pro is the scariest thing we've ever seen.
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